Fuerteventura property guide 2023

What you need to know in 2023 before buying, constructing, selling, or renting a property in Fuerteventura?

The Lajares Law Offices Guide to buy, build, sell, or rent a property in Fuerteventura.

We are using Lajares Law Office’s experiences to update the initial guide for buying, selling, constructing, or renting a property in Fuerteventura.

We are happy to hear that a lot of people are using this guide for their own
use, clients and no clients, and this make us very happy. Because the best scenario that we can imagine is an island with a legal certainty in the real estate market. We want to guarantee your peace of mind and if more and more people agree on following the legal system, Fuerteventura will become the best place to be.

Our experience taught us how to analyse and to explain each specific property related situation to our clients. We will guide you, step by step, through the different steps of buying, selling, renting, or constructing a property in Fuerteventura.

Feel free to give us your thoughts and ideas, we are happy to share and to learn from your experiences.



Why owning a property is a dynamic situation and not a static photo?

The statement we started with in our previous edition 2022, has been proven absolutely right. There have been a lot of changes during the previous year.

A new Housing Law is in place, BOE-A-2023-12203 Ley 12/2023, de 24 de mayo, por el derecho a la vivienda, creating big conflicts with tenants and landowners, as well as not resolving the issue with squatters.

Building costs have increased. Banks are changing the regulation for granting mortgages.

The property market has been great and looks very strong, but we will have to adapt as some changes will be appearing.

As you all know, the lack of housing and affordable housing for Spanish residents is a big issue in Fuerteventura. And because of this, some decisions/changes might become unavoidable. Our tourism might face some modifications, as new laws will probably be prepared, and this may affect some properties in Fuerteventura.

And, the expected New General Plan, with the updated urban planning regulations urgently needs to be published, as we cannot have regulations and a future design of the Island, or the Municipality based on ideas and facts from the year 2000.

This is why we as lawyers need to be alert and prepared, we constantly need to study all modifications to the very best service to our clients.

2023 has already proven to be a fascinating year when it comes to properties in Fuerteventura. Let’s see what is yet to come.

We still LAW our 360º vision

We had a specific vision when we opened LAJARES LAW OFFICES. After our experience as lawyers for so many years, we realised that we could not focus in one single aspect of the law.

A Law firm must have a 360º vision, and this means that we cannot leave our clients alone in the jungle after the purchasing process. Yes, they are owners and what? Does this mean that they are safe of other problems? Owning a property, it is not a static situation and being an owner means that you are generating legal affections with Public, Administrations, Taxes, with other individuals or companies, with Institutions, tenants, family related rights, neighbours, boundaries and so….

In LAJARES LAW OFFICES we choose to provide a dynamic vision of Law, by covering the legal needs of our clients not only at the transaction moment, but we believe in creating a solid and reputable relation with our clients at the long run.

No matter if you decide to rent your property, to build a house, to purchase a holiday home, to buy out the co-owner of your property, these daily situations are regulated by law and require a legal advice.


What do you need to know about the real estate market in Fuerteventura ?

Property wise we have finished a sensational year 2022 in Fuerteventura. The island has been the preferred destination of many people who have discovered the benefits of investing in Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura has been the last island of the Canary Islands to be developed. The Urban Planning rules avoid a big concentration of properties compared to Tenerife and Gran Canaria. You will not see skyscrapers, huge commercial malls, and developments consuming large extensions of land. Even having a varied environment around the island, the main common principle for the island is the lack of crowded places. So yes, we have an attractive Real Estate market if you want to invest or to live on an island where the highest luxury is space.
On the other side, we share the same legal model as mainland Spain, where the legal certainty applies and provides a security to all the buyers or investors, having Public Notaries, Land Registry Offices, Courts, Administrative Institutions, renowned and international Estate Agents, Banks offering financing and for sure, Lawyers.
Fuerteventura offers you the necessary support to be well advised and correctly legally informed if you decide to buy, to invest or simply to live here. You can find local, well trained, and experienced professionals to assist you with your property projects.

The legal system on the island is improving

Legal security in Fuerteventura to acquire/invest in aproperty

The property system on the island is secure, with institutions providing the necessary legal security necessary to ensure a safe transaction. Many of the previous barriers to investment, like the lack of diligence and speed in resolving requests from the public services, have been modernised and are now resolved in a more flexible and efficient manner.

The municipal administrations are modernising

Let us hope that the unwarranted delays on the part of the Municipal Governments in resolving the requests that the law grants to citizens, namely nothing but the resolution of cases within a reasonable period of time, will be abandoned, and for the time being and we hope that this speed and swiftness will remain forever, not as a wish but as an obligation that the Municipal Governments have.
We must be sincere and especially in the northern area, the Town Hall of La Oliva and its Technical Office have deployed an incessant activity that has surprised and pleased us especially and we can only be delighted. Another Town Hall with great professionals at the helm, such as Antigua, has improved its services enormously and this is inspiring news. Congratulations to all municipal workers.

The Land Registry in Fuerteventura

The system of the Land Registry works perfectly, with efficient, well trained, and professional staff workers, who ensure that the real estate traffic is correctly registered. A good working Land Registry offers you legal and financial security when you invest in property.

Notaries on Fuerteventura. Free choice and exceptional services.

We have notaries of the highest level who, without prejudice to the immense activity carried out, have offered a level of attention and legal rigour perfectly comparable, if not superior, to any notary service in any part of Spain. The professional zeal in their advice and the public function carried out, the staff in their charge, always under the obligatory premise of the free designation of the notary that allows us to choose the notary that best suits our requirements or interests, make us grateful for their actions.

Buying a property

All you must know to buy a property in Fuerteventura

People coming to Fuerteventura may dream about purchasing a property. This is an exciting story and the reasons why they decide to do it are very different. Some are focused on the investment side of the deal, others in having a second home for vacation, but all of them feel attached or in love with the island thanks to the sun, the light, the beaches, the proximity, the peace, the space.

Our clients often planned their purchase project for a long time, and at a certain point they have decided to go for it, and they are excited but often they are also worried because they have heard about people who had a similar Spanish dream and it all went wrong, maybe some people even ended up losing money or even having their homes demolished because they were declared illegal or unsafe.

Our advice is to the same thing as you were in your country, be careful and check, ask, re-check and keep asking until you have all your questions answered and you feel fully comfortable to proceed the purchase transaction.

Some specific questions about buying a plot of land

The Planning Issues

One of the most interesting real estate products are the plots of land to build one’s dream home. Over the last 2 years many clients are looking for the perfect piece of land, and our goal is to inform and to guide them step by step so that they are able to realise their dream and to avoid a nightmare.

We are lucky as we are experts in Property Law but as well in Urban Planning Law, so we can melt both knowledges to explain you how to proceed.

First, be aware that the planning issues are much more complicated than the property aspects itself, as this type of law is based in documents where some legal criteria are not always as clear as desired. Some urban planning come from the Island Government (Plan Insular) some others from the Municipalities, some new rules are in place every few months.

Please find an expert and avoid absurd comments as “I know the guy from the Town Hall” and so…. Stay away from these comments.

One basic tool is to apply at the Town Hall for the so-called “Calificación Urbanística” (urbanistic certificate) which is a document where the building capability of a plot is shown as well as some other planning requirements.

Another element looks basic to us. In this blog PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY! THE BENEFIT OF GEO-REFERENCING. – Lajares Law Offices, we always recommend our clients that the plot they want to purchase has its georeferencing measurement to locate and identify the plot in the best possible way. The Land Registry Act from 2015 has introduced some requirements that allow to do so, and it is a basic tool to use. This basic instrument will avoid you in the future a lot of conflicts related to the boundaries of properties.

How to buy a property in Fuerteventura?

If a property is the largest investment a person makes in their life, why wouldn’t you ask for full advice before taking the next step? Managing an investment requires expert advice. Don’t let your dream become a nightmare.

From the very first moment, you must take control of the situation. And this means, to choose a good team of experienced professionals to guide you through the whole process.

The language, the documents, the law may vary from the one you are used to, and these differences must be considered and must be explained to you by your local team.

Investing in a property cannot be a question of luck. You should be checking among other things who owns the property, if there are debts against the property, if there are existing tenancy agreements in place, if the property is subject to special rules, its tax implications, its urban planning permissions, if the expected use is legally allowed, the money laundering regulations, the costs, the process, the contracts, the completion, connecting utilities, etc.

Basically, the process to buy a property is quite similar to other European countries, but the differences may become bigger if you do not have proper legal assistance. We, as lawyers, if we were planning to buy a property abroad, we will always use a lawyer to help us and to guide us during the process.

Pitfalls of buying property in Fuerteventura

LAJARES LAW OFFICES believes in LAW as the only valid guide. We have heard a lot of absurd comments as “we know a friend who, not being a professional, may help us” “it hasn’t an official permission, but it is ok you know, it is Spain” “ it doesn’t have to be registered, it is legal under a private contract” “ you can start building the house before the building licence is granted” “you do not need a lawyer for doing this…” “after the sale we will check if the expected use is suitable”.

Well, investing in a property cannot be as gambling. To assure the result and to receive the valid answers we must ask the proper questions and to receive the right advice.

The costs of buying property in Fuerteventura. What do you pay?

To the seller you pay the purchase price, less any deposit already paid.

To your solicitor you pay the legal, administrative, and fiscal fees which should cover full assistance on the purchase project. Main legal steps are the due diligence, the screening and modification if considered necessary of the reservation contract and the assistance on the final signing date.

The fiscal part includes the submission of the Property Transfer Tax and the Stamp Duty Tax. Several administrative actions are required like for example applying for the NIE numbers, preparing all paperwork for the notary date, to modifying utility contracts, etc…

As a buyer you should also cover the notary fees and the Land Registry fees. Consider a range of 8-10% for costs and taxes involved. When applying for a mortgage some extra costs must be considered, but the new Law ruling mortgages grants the consumers a lot of rights in terms of information and most of the costs will be paid by the bank.

Is it worth buying a property in Fuerteventura?

When someone decides to buy, to invest or to live in Fuerteventura, we are often influenced by passionate, intuitive decisions, in which the heart overrules the head. The island of Fuerteventura and especially the north of the island, offers many elements to be passionate about; endless beaches, the best climate in the world, an international atmosphere without losing the Canarian essence, security, connectivity etc…as we explained in our blog 10+1 Reasons to buy Real Estate in Fuerteventura – Lajares Law Offices

Is buying property in Fuerteventura a good investment?

As it is mentioned in the previous question, yes, the equation is working these days. But not only in terms of pricing. There is also a big difference that we cannot forget. When investing in a property, be aware that we have a twelve-month market for visitors as the winter in Canary Islands is the highest season. You may rent your property during the period you do not want to use it, and this provides income helping to make the decision to buy a property. Well, we are not responsible for this as this is not made by us, it is the climate, the location, the sea, the mild weather, that helps us to obtain returns much higher than the rest of Spain where the season provides only 4-5 months of income. Thanks to the Sun!! We Law the Sun!

What is the best place to buy property in Fuerteventura as an investment?

We love (Law) the whole island, but we can’t hide that our hart goes out to the north as we describe in our blog Welcome to the North of Fuerteventura. We love this Place! – Lajares Law Offices.

No matter what your expectations are, you will find your right place on the island. Visit the island, feel the environment, see the people and we are sure that you will obtain a place to be.

The North side of the island offers plenty of activities in a relaxing ambiance, with nautical sports, modern lifestyle, and a vibrant social local and expat life.

The Central area provides a relaxing way of life, with golf courses, calmed beaches.

The South invites you to enjoy the fantastic natural scenes and the luxury hotels.

Buying property in Fuerteventura as a non-European Citizen

This is true that non-European citizens will not be granted with the same rights as European citizens.

The property conveyancing process is the same for whether you are an EU or non-EU citizen, including costs and taxes related to the purchase process. To summarise, costs will only differ depending on whether the property purchased is a new home to a developer or bank (first purchase/transfer), or if it is a resale (second purchase/transfer). It will also vary depending on the autonomous community in which you purchase your property.

An important element when you are purchasing a property in Fuerteventura as a non-European citizen is to evaluate at the beginning of the purchase process of a so called “Military Permit” is required. Yes, if you purchase a property which is indicated as “Rural Land”, you do need a military authorization prior to the signing of the public deed of purchase and sale.

Read more about this subject in our blog Did you know you may need a military permit to buy a home in Spain? – Lajares Law Offices

Buying property in Fuerteventura from another EU country

(France, Belgium, Germany, Italy etc…) EU citizens will have the same rights to buy a property as a Spanish citizen. So, they will be able to act, to stay and to rent their properties with no limitation on time or other extra difficulties.

Be aware that even being a member of the EU, Spain is a different country in terms of law and language, so it seems reasonable to be assisted by an experienced professional who acts with the highest international standards of service who can help you during the whole process.

Feel confident, the unique goal of our work is to make your dreams come through, and accepting that the rules are different, the final objective will be achieved. Buying a property in Fuerteventura for dummies We law to listen to our clients. We want to be with them during the whole process so you, as client, are entitled to ask and keep asking until you are 100% confident. We must provide you a peace of mind.

Important things you should ask your lawyer to check before buying a property:

  • Who owns the property, and therefore who has the right to sell it.
  • If there are debts against the property, for example a pending mortgage or maybe even a court claim.
  • If there are sitting tenants in the property.
  • If the property is subject to any special rules such as subsidised housing, planning restrictions, allowed uses of the property…
  • In case of an urbanisation, whether the seller is up to date with the community fees.
  • If the annual real estate tax (the former “contribución urbana”) has been paid. If it has not been paid within the last five years, the new owner will be responsible for payment.

An extended Due Diligence where your lawyer carefully checks the content of the different property titles, the information provided by the Tax and Land Registry Office, and any other relevant data bases is a must!


All you must know to build a property in Fuerteventura

We have plenty of experience with assisting clients on the legalities of building properties in Fuerteventura. It is an issue that should require all your attention, as this fantastic idea may become a nightmare if you do not take seriously all the warnings that we are going to explain to you. Building a property in Fuerteventura is as complicated as in your home country, but you are now abroad and might not speak the language, so the following list of checkpoints are important to protect your Spanish dream:

Your land must be suitable for building:

When you intend to purchase a plot, this is the very first check to be done. If you start constructing on a non-regulated plot, without a valid building permission, you risk losing all the funds invested, the house to be demolished and on top of this you will receive a fine. Play it safe!

There are different types of land that are affected by different urban planning regulations:

Your plot can be urban land or rustic land, and they have a different building regulation which must be considered.

You should hire an architect who will draw a project fulfilling all the planning requirements:

In Fuerteventura you can find fantastic architects, well experienced and able to communicate in your language. Ask for some budgets and try to set up a meeting with them to have as much information as possible about them and decide for the one you feel better. Ask friends with similar experiences. Be aware that the architect does not only design your house, but he is also responsible for supervising the whole building process, so having a good relationship with your architects is a must.

Once the Project, the so-called Proyecto Básico (Basic Project), is validated you must apply for a building licence and wait until the local Town Hall grants you the licence:

Do not start building a house without a valid building permit, as in case of doing so, you may have a lot of problems with the authorities and in case of an accident while building a house without licence, your responsibility may reach the level of a criminal offence. Some preparatory works may be authorised before the licence is granted (e.g., movement of land, some connections to the main supplies…)

Once you obtain the building licence, the architect will prepare the Execution Project:

This execution project which covers all the construction details in a more accurate manner, and it will be the guide that the building company has to follow.

The building company (ask for several offers) must quote you the costs of building the house:

The building company will use the Execution Project as the guide to prepare the budget. The better the Execution Project is, the more accurate the quotation from the building company will be. Avoid general, not well-defined quotations. All different items of the building project should be included.

The direction of the building works will be assumed by your architect, “Director de la obra”, which means that without his consent, the builder will not be entitled to receive the partial payments.

In Spain, another technical supervisor is in place, the “Aparejador” or the Technical Architect will also check the works and will report all incidents to the main Architect. Working with a reliable building company is important, but your main goal is to have a good architect supervising the work.

Once the building works are finished and the finalised works do accomplish the Project, the architect will sign the “Certificado final de obra”, The Final Work Certificate confirming the complete execution of the works.

Do not forget that even if the house is finished you cannot use it until you apply for the first occupation certificate, “Licencia primera ocupación” with the local town hall. This certificate allows you to live and to use your house, as well to connect the utilities.

Your house now exists, but in law terms you should communicate to the Land Registry that you have built a house, you should sign a Public Deed of “Obra Nueva Terminada” in front of a Notary, pay the taxes and inscribe the construction with the Land Registry Office.

How do we do this?

Once the works have been finished, a certificate confirming the end of the works has been signed by the architects, after having the bulletins of the supplier companies of water, electricity and so; with the georeferencing of the building and the land, with the confirmation that you have informed the Town Hall that you are intending to use and occupy the house, and if needed, an insurance policy covering structural damages, then you organise going to the Notary and sign this title deed called “Acta notarial de fin de obras” which includes all previously mentioned documents.

Once this notarial title deed has been signed, you have to present it to the Tax Office, pay some taxes related to the value of the building, and submit this notarial deed together with the prove of the tax payments to the Land Registry Office for the registration of the house.

Now your home exists in terms of a general legal knowledge. You are officially owner of a piece of land with a fully legal construction on it.

Get legal advice before signing any contracts:

In general, the application of the building licence, the contracts to be signed with the building company, the architect and the rest of the people contracted must be rigorous and defend your rights, so do not forget to take legal advice before any step is taken.

Also, during the building process some incidents or conflicts may arise, so having an expert legal opinion close to you will grant you a peace of mind.

The Building Issues

You cannot build or develop a plot without an architect. There are some of them in the island and they are excellent professionals, so it is time to contact them and to see the options. An architect does not only design your house, but he is also the one that will take care of the building process, so he has to be able to deal with the builders, other technicians and the rest of the people acting in a building. So, it will be a close friend during this process as he is the responsible of the whole building process.

Builders are some basic actors in the building process. Specially these days where the prices have raised a lot and it exists some uncertainty about the supply of materials as wood, aluminium, and so…. Avoid bargains as these may create a bigger conflict. A proper contract has to be signed to cover your interests. Do not gamble. We can provide a great service on this issue.

Some legal requirements may vary from building the house for yourself or in case you plan to sell it to a third party. The Building Act imposes extra insurances and controls if the house is planned to be sold within a short period of time and not for your personal use.

How much does it cost to build a house in Fuerteventura?

Well, it depends on the house itself, the quality of the materials, the surface, … As told before, ask several building companies for a detailed quotation. The architect, who will be your closest friend during the building process, may give you some guidance. Do not forget that the total cost is not only the cost for constructing the house, the urbanization works have to be considered, landscaping the garden, the taxes, the licence, …Ask for a complete budget to avoid surprises.

Can your self-build in Fuerteventura?

If you are a builder in theory, you could, yes. Although, the building process, the materials, the machinery, the labour costs and so on require an extended knowledge about the building itself, but also specifically about building in Fuerteventura.

Is it hard to get a building permit in Fuerteventura?

It is not hard if you do things properly and you get the help of a good architect, but it will take some time. Despite the efforts being made by the local Town Halls, consider between 6-12 months to obtain a building permit.

How long does it take to build a house in Fuerteventura?

If it is a single house, after the licence is granted, 10-14 months will be an acceptable period if there are no big incidents.

How to build a house in Fuerteventura without being in Fuerteventura?

You may rely on your architect to be the one reporting to you while the building is in process. Also, you may hire a project manager who can be your eyes in Fuerteventura. In LAJARES LAW OFFICES we are ready to assume the supervision of the building process and to report in your language while you are abroad. We have contacts with the most experienced architects and building companies providing a safe and reliable service, having fantastic professionals who may help you during the building process of your dream home. Being lawyers and being experts in property law and construction law it is in our nature to defend you legally from any legal violation.


All you must know to sell your property in Fuerteventura

It is sad to know that you are leaving the island, unless you are selling your property to buy another one! Anyway, if it is the time to sell it and you have your personal reasons to go for it, here you will find some tips for doing so.

You can sell your property by yourself, or you can sell it through a real estate agent.

When selling a property, be aware that the ball is on the buyer’s side, and he must execute the different checks to assure the good end of the purchase.

Although the seller has several obligations as well, you should provide all necessary information on the property, the receipts of tax payments, the contracts of the utilities, to assure that you have a valid title.

Once the buyer has conducted the necessary due diligence checks, a deposit or a private contract will be signed, where the payment of the deposit (typically 5%-10% of the agreed sale price) assures each party of the other’s commitment to the deal and specifies a date for the final purchase.

If the buyer pulls out, they lose their deposit. If you as the seller renege on the commitment, you might find yourself obliged to pay you would be buyer twice the amount of the deposit by way of compensation.

The closing of the transaction will be at the notary office, when the full price is paid, and you transfer the ownership of the property to the buyer.

How to properly sell a property in Fuerteventura?

Once the property is offered on the market, you may expect offers trying to reduce the price or presenting you different ways of payment. If your idea is to have a fast sale, a cash buyer will be the most desirable option. Sometimes buyers may need financing, and this may delay the sale in some months.

Once you accept an offer, you will close the main elements of the agreement in a private document, and in general you have the obligation to assure that the property is free of any charges, mortgages, taxes, and other encumbrances affecting your title.

We have seen a lot of titles having some defects which need to be solved before selling, as for example the differences between the surface shown at the title and the surface given by the land registry and this must be fixed priorly to the signing of the public deed of purchase and sale. Sometimes the property is sold with a pool, but the pool doesn’t appear in the property title, or some extra surface has been built, but has not been legalized and so does not appear in the property title.

Also, some other small defects may need to be solved to assure the legality of the sale transaction. This is something to be done by the seller as he is the actual owner, unless those small incidents are explicitly accepted by the buyer in the private purchase agreement.

When the property has a pending mortgage, at the time of completion, your lawyer should organise that the bank director is present at the Notary in order to sign the cancellation of the mortgage and to receive the outstanding debt of it. In these cases, the buyer will issue two bank drafts, one for the bank for the owed money and the rest for yourself.

Costs and Taxes of selling a property?

As the seller, you can expect to have to pay:

  • Real estate agency commission (typically between 3-5%)
  • An energy performance certificate (between €150-€500)
  • Capital gains tax if you are selling for more than you the price you originally paid (see below)
  • Municipal Capital Gain Taxes (see below)

Capital gains tax

Capital gains tax (CGT) is effectively a tax on the profit you’ve made on the house – the sale price minus whatever you paid for it. The costs involved in selling it such as the estate agent’s fees can be deducted before the calculation is made. There’s also an annual allowance which is calculated by the tax office. The CGT rate varies between 19% and 23% depending on the size of the gain. You may be exempt from paying CGT, but we recommend you seek financial advice. As you probably are a non-resident, as it is explained below, the buyer will retain the 3% of the sale and placed at the Tax Authorities as a provision of funds to cover your capital gain and, once it has been calculated, use this 3 % to pay part or the total amount of the CGT. The remaining amount will have to be paid by you and if negative, you are entitled to apply for a refund.

Plusvalía or Municipal Capital Gain Taxes

Plusvalía is a local municipal tax calculated on the rateable or ‘cadastral’ value of the land and the number of years since you bought it. The seller is liable for paying the plusvalía. If you are a non-resident, the buyer will deduct this amount from the selling price as by Law, the buyer will be responsible to pay it if the non-resident seller does not fulfil his obligation. which is a relatively modest amount of a few hundred euros.

Non-residents and taxes

If you’re not an official resident of Spain, the buyer is obliged to forward 3% of the purchase price to the tax authorities on completion of the sale. This will be offset against any taxes you end up owing in respect of capital gains tax. You need to pay any balance within 30 days of the sale, or you can apply for a refund where appropriate. If you have never declared the yearly tax form during the years that you have been the owner, it will be complicated to be refunded.


All you must know to rent out your property in Fuerteventura

After buying a property in Fuerteventura you might decide to rent out your property. Not a bad idea at all. Fuerteventura offers 12 month of sunshine and a market desiring to come and visit us.

Before you start, some advice will need to be in place to assure you a pleasant journey while renting your property. The Government or the tenants may create big headaches if you do not comply with some regulations.

Be aware that you should comply with the local regulations, so proper legal and fiscal before starting any rental activity advice is recommended. Did you think about preparing a professional rental lease? Are you aware of the local holiday rental regulations? Do you know which kind of taxes and how much taxes you should pay?

Can I rent out my property?

Yes, you can. You may choose the long-term rental or the short-term rental (vacation homes).

Long term rentals are a good idea to have your property generating incomes and avoiding all the management involved in a holiday home. Yes, the incomes are lower, but the security is bigger.

Anyway, this way of leasing your property requires you to fulfil some basic tips and the first one is to have a good contract that covers you, where all the potential incidences are considered.

Having a good lawyer close to you will also help you in case of not having any option rather than going to the Court for a resolution of conflicts with the tenants.

Can I rent out my property as a holiday home?

Maybe you wonder if you could rent out your property to holiday makers? The answer is yes, you can. Although you have some legal and fiscal rules to follow. Make sure to get the paperwork in order before you start to promote your holiday home. If you advertise your property and you allow rental guests in your holiday home without having the necessary so called Vivienda Vacacional License you might end up with a huge fine.

Consider three basic elements:

  • The location of your property inside a Complex with other properties. Be aware that your Community of Owners may have some restrictions to this activity.
  • The general use of a Complex, in case of being touristic may have some affections to your expected idea.
  • The physical state of the house and the elements included.

Regulations on Holiday Rental Properties in Fuerteventura

Before starting to advertise your holiday home you should apply for a holiday rental license, “Licencia Vivienda Vacacional”, with Cabildo de Fuerteventura. Once you receive your first rental clients you should comply with the regulations of the police department and register all your rental guests correctly. Also, do not forget to inform your insurance company about your rental activity, they might have to change your insurance policy. It is not only a question of taxes or licences, other aspects such as compliance of security permissions, a proper insurance in place and the permanently changing touristic rules must be considered.

Which are the tax implications of renting out my holiday home?

When you start a rental business you should notify the local tax office, Agencia Tributaria Canaria, of the start of this activity. Being a non-fiscal resident in Spain you should submit quarterly tax returns and declare the benefit of your rental business. The tax rate to be paid is between 19 – 24%.

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